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Animal Activism

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From the Governor General’s Award-nominated author of Music for Tigers and Girl of the Southern Sea, a passionate story about environmental activism, difficult choices, and the cost of doing the right thing

By Michelle Kadarusman

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No More Plastic

A young girl takes action against ocean pollution in a timely story with unique plastic-waste diorama art from award-winning author-illustrator Alma Fullerton.

By Alma Fullerton & Alma Fullerton

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Room for More

Two wombats offer shelter to animals fleeing a bushfire as Governor General’s Award finalist Michelle Kadarusman offers a child-friendly introduction to themes of environmental disaster, climate change, and welcoming refugees

By Michelle Kadarusman & Maggie Zeng

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Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

Sent to stay with her estranged grandmother while her parents try to save their crumbling marriage, 11-year-old Bailey feels helpless and cast away. When a self-proclaimed prophet predicts “a stranger from the sea will change everything,” Bailey hopes this stranger can solve her problems—littl...

By Shari Green

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The story of a peregrine falcon and its mate's struggle to raise their young is told against the backdrop of scientists' efforts to understand the raptors' decline in the wild. After a devastating effect on the bird's lifecycle is linked to the pesticide DDT, the world's fastest bird must depend on ...

By Celia Godkin & Celia Godkin

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The Wolves Return

In 1995 - 96, gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. To researchers' surprise, the wolves ended up positively impacting the entire ecosystem and landscape. Informational pages with further historical and scientific information complete this illustrated narrative.

By Celia Godkin & Celia Godkin

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We the Sea Turtles

In a collection of powerful stories by Governor General’s Award-nominated author Michelle Kadarusman, eight children on islands around the world are each changed by a chance meeting with a turtle as they find their own grounding in an increasingly unpredictable world.

By Michelle Kadarusman

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